Monday, January 31, 2011
DID YOU THINK I'D FORGET ABOUT THE LOCKDOWN AT DUGWAY LAST WEEK? JUST ANTHRAX THAT GOT LOOSE AND KILLED 5 PEOPLE. DID YOU HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT IT?
This is why we need a free internet.
AND NOW I ASK YOU PLEASE, TO WATCH ALL THE DAILY ITEMS FOR TODAY POSTED ON DAILYBAIL.COM
"SOMETHING BIG" DELIVERED TO GAZA STRIP FROM EGYPT. TERRORISTS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF GROWING ANARCHY AMID EGYPT RIOTS
But what can you expect from a Brother? In his wallet along with his invalid and fraudulent Social Security Card is probably a membership card to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
An American Marine says Obama told him he was born in Mombassa.
And Elbaradie is their boy.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
YOU DIDN'T SEE THIS ONE ON THE NIGHTLY NEWS - NAPOLITANO ISN'T DOING HER JOB - MILITANT MUSLIM CAUGHT TRYING TO CROSS THE MEXICAN BORDER
AND BIG SIS DOESN'T WANT TO PROFILE?
Every time we see a bombing and it's a muslim or a convert to Islam, we are smart enough to figure it out. Apparently, she hasn't approached stupid yet. That would be an improvement.
But to control us, and that's what she's doing, drunk on power, crazed by it, she will harass, intimidate, perform perverted sexual acts on us and abuse us which would be felonies on the street.
We are so pitiful.
'WE WON'T BE SILENCED!"
AN OPPRESSIVE GOVERNMENT AGAINST THE PEOPLE.
THE MOST IMPORTANT VIDEO YOU'LL WATCH TODAY. AN ENLIGHTENED, AWAKE GLOBAL POPULATION WAS THE GLOBAL ELITES PANICKING. THEY'RE LOSING THEIR GRIP.
This is what they fear the most - communication and enlightenment.
They can't put the genies back in their bottles...and we now are a groundswell of genies.
OBAMA CRITICIZES INTERNET KILL SWITCH IN EGYPT WHILE HIS OWN ADMINISTRATION TRIES TO RAM IT THROUGH IN THE USA
THE ANARCHY IN EGYPT HAS FAR REACHING CONSEQUENCES, NOT TO MENTION THE POSSIBILITY OF NUCLEAR WAR AND AN UNSTABLE USA UNDER A WEAK PRESIDENT
At worst, there is the possibility of nuclear war.
So please visit:
What if you are a diabetic a with a concealed carry permit and carrying at the time?
What if you aren't feeling well and someone sees the outline of your sidearm's butt
or if you are rifling through your purse for your checkbook or bankcard and someone sees your legally carried weapon there?
There are a million scenarios.
This is what happens when people rat on others.
STOP THE HYSTERIA! STOP THE HSA! ARE WE BEING OCCUPIED BY THE HSA/TSA?
Friday, January 28, 2011
This was bound to come out. It was covered here when it happened.
January 28, 2011
From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton:
More Air Pelosi News
Despite the media firestorm over her military travel abuses, Nancy Pelosi continued to use the United States Air Force as her own personal travel agency right up until her final days as House Speaker according to documents we uncovered from the Air Force.
According to these new documents, which we obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Pelosi used Air Force aircraft for 43 flights from January 1 to October 1, 2010. By comparison, Nancy Pelosi logged 47 flights in the previous nine-month period, April 1, 2009, to January 1, 2010, according to previous documents we uncovered.
So, in other words, she did not back off at all from her pattern of abuse.
Here’s a quick summary of what these documents include: a mission activity chart detailing all of former Speaker Pelosi’s flights January 1 to October 1, 2010, as well as detailed shopping lists for some flights, flight authorization forms, mission expense records and internal Air Force correspondence related to the flights.
And here are two quick highlights:
- Pelosi used Air Force aircraft for a total of 43 trips, covering 90,155 miles, from January 1 through October 1, 2010. The Air Force documented in-flight expenses for 22 of these flights totaling $1,821.33. The Air Force did not provide expense information for the remaining 21 flights.
- Former Speaker Pelosi received chocolate-covered strawberries as a birthday surprise on a March 26, 2010, flight. According to one internal Air Force email sent on March 25, 2010: “The speaker’s office is requesting egg salad sandwiches on wheat toast with fruit (watermelon, etc) for desert (sic). It’s the speaker’s B-Day tomorrow so we’re also asking for something like chocolate covered strawberries (dark chocolate preferred)…” The immediate response to the email from another member of the Air Force staff: “Copy all. We’ll plan something for the birthday and take care of the meal.”
Judicial Watch was the first to expose this scandal, and all of you who support us deserve credit for helping us with the resources for this major investigation. We’ve uncovered some incredible details regarding Pelosi’s abuse of military travel, leading to a tremendous amount of press coverage on the scandal. (Our hard work certainly led to new Speaker John Boehner’s decision to fly commercial.)
You may recall, according to previous documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, Pelosi’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over one two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.
In fact, check out this purchase list from one Pelosi-led congressional delegation traveling from Washington, DC, through Tel Aviv, Israel to Baghdad, Iraq May 15-20, 2008: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Baileys Irish Cream, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.
We also uncovered internal Department of Defense (DOD) email correspondence detailing attempts by DOD staff to accommodate Pelosi’s numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft, as well as Pelosi’s last minute cancellations and changes. For example, in response to a series of requests for military aircraft, one Defense Department official wrote, “Any chance of politely querying [Pelosi’s team] if they really intend to do all of these or are they just picking every weekend?...[T]here’s no need to block every weekend ‘just in case’...” The email also notes that Pelosi's office had, “a history of canceling many of their past requests.”
And finally, we also uncovered emails from the DOD that show that the Pentagon worked hand-in-hand with congressional offices prior to releasing documents under the FOIA regarding congressional military travel. These “heads up” emails involved FOIA requests filed by Judicial Watch, The Wall Street Journal, Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call, among other organizations, related to the use of military aircraft by a number of congressional members, including Pelosi.
Nancy Pelosi demonstrated an alarming disregard for the men and women in the U.S. Air Force during her tenure as House Speaker. She may be gone from her previous position, and Speaker Boehner may have decided not to follow her corrupt example, but this scandal is not only about travel by the Speaker of the House.
Through the speaker’s office, other members of the House are able to obtain permission for the use of military luxury travel for congressional delegation trips abroad. These trips, known as CODELs, have exploded in number and cost. Speaker Boehner needs to reform this abuse of our military’s assets. This is the right thing to do for the U.S. Air Force and for the American taxpayer.
Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Fannie, Freddie Legal Fees
Prepare to be outraged.
When government officials pitched the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac “bailouts” to the American people, we were told the purpose of this “taxpayer investment” was to bring solvency to two institutions that were simply “too big to fail.”
Nobody ever said anything about forcing the taxpayers to pay the legal bills of the political Fannie and Freddie executives who were key to creating the housing crisis. But that’s exactly what’s happening.
The New York Times broke the story:
Since the government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taxpayers have spent more than $160 million defending the mortgage finance companies and their former top executives in civil lawsuits accusing them of fraud. The cost was a closely guarded secret until last week, when the companies and their regulator produced an accounting at the request of Congress.
The bulk of those expenditures — $132 million — went to defend Fannie Mae and its officials in various securities suits and government investigations into accounting irregularities that occurred years before the subprime lending crisis erupted. The legal payments show no sign of abating.
One of the crooked executives specifically referenced by the Times is none other than Franklin Raines, Bill Clinton’s former budget director, who took a job as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae from 1999 to 2004. Raines allegedly cooked the books at Fannie, issued countless dubious mortgages, and then took a huge bonus before leaving the company. He is one of three executives who divvied up a tidy $24.2 million from the taxpayers to defend themselves in court.
Raines’ tenure at Fannie Mae was marked by massive corruption and mismanagement. And we’re supposed to bail him out, too? Once again the taxpayers are thrust into an Alice in Wonderland world where the government uses tax dollars to help politicians defend against government investigations.
Of course this corrupt deal-making was a “closely guarded secret!” Fannie, Freddie and their friends in government knew the public would never knowingly get behind a bailout that would benefit the executives who got us into this financial mess. (Most Americans oppose the bailouts on principle alone – never mind the flagrant corruption.)
Now do you see why Judicial Watch is fighting so hard to bring transparency to the bailout process in general, and to the Fannie and Freddie deal specifically? In fact, one of our key investigations focuses upon Fannie and Freddie’s political contributions. Let’s face it. You don’t broker a deal like this without greasing a few palms in Washington, DC. We want names and we want amounts.
But the Obama administration has made the shocking claim that these documents aren’t FOIA-able. In fact, Obama administration lawyers have argued that no Fannie or Freddie documents are subject to disclosure to the American people under law (the Freedom of Information Act). It makes one wonder what other bombshells are they hiding in their files? (We know, for instance, that President Obama himself was a top recipient of political contributions from these two agencies.)
Another of our lines of inquiry, pursued on behalf of former FDIC and Federal Reserve employee Vern McKinley, involves the decision to place Fannie and Freddie under conservatorship in the first place.
Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, described “the catastrophe that would occur if we did not take these actions” in a meeting with the boards of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
This catastrophic scenario has never been explained to the American people. But I doubt appropriate punishment for the executives who got us into this mess represents the type of “catastrophe” requiring our tax dollars.
Again, this recent news is all the more reason for transparency from the Obama administration. And so far we’ve received nothing but stonewalling from the Obama Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the government agency that now runs Fannie and Freddie. (Click here to read more about our historic open records lawsuit.)
When asked why on earth the FHFA agreed to continue paying the legal fees for Fannie and Freddie executives, Edward J. DeMarco, acting Director of the FHFA, simply said in a statement, “I have concluded that the advancement of such fees is in the best interest of the conservatorship.” He provided no further explanation.
As the Times points out, there is no end in sight for these taxpayer-funded legal payments. So the Obama administration wants more money from you but doesn’t want to answer any of your questions about how or why it is being spent. That’s why Judicial Watch continues to fight so hard in court to get to the truth behind these bailouts.
Office of Special Counsel: Bush Officials Violated Electioneering Laws
The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) announced Monday that Bush administration officials engaged in illegal electioneering during the 2006 campaign, flying around the country on the taxpayers’ dime to plug Republican candidates.
According to The Washington Post:
At least seven Cabinet secretaries to President George W. Bush took politically motivated trips at taxpayer expense while aides falsely claimed they were traveling on official business, the independent Office of Special Counsel said Monday night in concluding a three-year probe.
In a report on allegations that first surfaced before Bush left office, the agency condemned what it depicted as widespread violations of a law restricting political activities by federal workers and illegal use of federal funds to engage in electioneering…
It’s actually much worse than that. According to the OSC report, staff members of the Republican National Committee actually moved into the Bush White House to coordinate the campaign activity! The improper activity was centered in the Bush White House Office of Political Affairs. (Apparently, Republicans were nervous about mid-term losses, and sent some of their heavy hitters to battleground states to try to influence the outcome of the elections. Their historic rout by Democrats that year shows the Republicans had good reason to be nervous.)
As the Post notes, “[w]hile White House officials may legally pursue close political contact with outsiders, the report said, ‘the systematic, partisan political activity described in this report, including strategically supplying targeted candidates with administration support to secure electoral gains, goes far beyond a need for political information [meant] to effectively advise the president.’” It turns out that the political operations office in the Bush White House ignored explicit instructions from the White House Counsel’s Office to schedule political campaign briefings for federal agency political appointees after regular office hours.
Such activity, the report concluded, is banned by the Hatch Act. (The Hatch Act, in its earliest incarnation, was named An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities.)
Needless to say, this report (which you can read here) documents that political appointees throughout the Bush administration saw the law as no barrier to using tax dollars to subsidize Republican political activities Bush officials knew this activity violated the law, but they chose to do it anyway, in order to score political gains.
The White House Office of Political Affairs was created during the Carter presidency.
The OSC says illicit political activity by White House appointees seems to be par for the course across administrations. The OSC only investigated the recent Bush administration. The Obama administration has virtually no controls in place to prevent the continued misuse of tax dollars to fund politicking.
One former Bush official (and current U.S. Senator) vociferously objected to the OSC’s findings.
And to be fair, the law allows for political activity by certain officials in the White House, which can lead to confusion. The OSC approvingly quotes Richard W. Painter, a former lawyer from the Bush White House. Painter notes:
[C]oncurrent political and official roles put people in a position that is difficult and arguably untenable. Critics will blame Office of Political Affairs staff members and other officials who engage in political activity for poor ethical judgment when problems arise. These problems, however, may be inevitable if government officials continue to be asked to perform official and political roles concurrently. The public image of the White House and the rest of the government will suffer as a consequence.
The OSC can’t prosecute anyone who has departed government service, and it has been suggested that there was no criminal wrongdoing. The Obama Justice Department will not do anything for fear of calling attention to this administration’s corruption, which is ongoing.
For instance, when is the OSC (or the DOJ) going to pursue Judicial Watch’s complaint regarding a concerted effort by Obama officials to influence the 2010 mid-term elections by allegedly offering jobs to candidates they wanted to leave the campaign?
It’s been awhile since I’ve covered this, so here’s how we summarized the charge in our complaint, filed with the OSC in July 2010:
As widely reported in the media, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and deputy chief of staff Jim Messina, on behalf of the Obama Administration, have both used their position and influence as highly placed federal employees to affect the outcome of federal elections in direct violation of the Hatch Act, which states that an employee may not “use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.”
Emanuel reportedly enlisted the help of his old boss Bill Clinton to offer a job on a “Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board” to Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak, who was then challenging Senator Arlen Specter in the Democrat primary. White House Counsel Robert Bauer admitted in a White House memo that this corrupt activity took place: “Efforts were made in June and July of 2009 to determine whether Congressman Sestak would be interested in service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board, which would avoid a divisive Senate primary.” (The Obama White House preferred Specter.)
Meanwhile, Emanuel’s assistant, Jim Messina, allegedly called Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff, who was challenging Senator Steve Bennet for the Democratic nomination, and offered Romanoff several federal positions, including two with the U.S. Agency for International Development. When the scandal broke, Romanoff released to the press an email from Messina listing three jobs that “would be available” if Romanoff were not running for the Senate against Bennet. (The Obama White House preferred Bennet.)
In both cases the intent on the part of Emanuel and Messina was clear: to manipulate federal elections in two states by offering bribes to candidates they wanted out of their respective campaigns.
This activity is every bit as serious as the decision by the Bush White House to send cabinet officials out on the stump or brief political appointees on the 2006 congressional elections. It deserves the timely attention by OSC.
In fact, perhaps with the release of this report on Bush administration corruption, it’s a good time to contact the Office of Special Counsel directly and encourage it to act on Judicial Watch’s complaints regarding Sestak and Romanoff. Its Hatch Act Unit can be reached by phone at 1-800-85-HATCH.
(By the way…Emanuel — put back on the ballot by pliant judges on the Illinois Supreme Court — is running for Chicago mayor. Messina is now set to run President Obama’s reelection campaign.)
Lasly, this report helps expose the dirty truth that, no matter the administration (and no matter the party of the president), your tax dollars are misused every day trying to get politicians elected or reelected.
Until next week…
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This not only goes into livestock feed, but eventually into you!
GM seeds are not proven safe.
Maybe this will be the way we topple the emperor and begin to breath the sweet breeze of liberty and freedom.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
There is no end to this man's out-of-control, ignorant or evil actions.
We know this genetically modified alfalfa is going to present problems - as feed, as components of our food, with our pollinators, with our health. Yet he plunges ahead with bad decisions against the health and welfare of the American people..
We must unite and bring this presidential regime to an end by pressure on our elected officials.
Spread the word.
Toll-free to Congress: 1-877-851-6437
GLENN BECK, GEORGE SOROS (THE UNREPENTANT NAZI) AND THE RABBIS - WHO CAN'T SEE TO THE END OF THEIR PEAHS~
There is plenty of documentation that states that Soros did indeed, pick and choose his people for the pleasure of the Nazis - wherever, whoever, and whatever - they were sent to their suffering and doom because George Soros said "That one." There is an interview that may even be on this blog, where he states he felt nothing. NOTHING!
I truly don't understand the attitude of the Jewish people. I am ashamed of their cultish non-violent, passive, victim playing, dangerous attitude. When the chips are down, they will again go willingly into the white trains to the camps to their end and they should be just the opposite. They should, most of all, be clinging to their Torahs and their weapons.
On this blog also is a fantastic video narrated by an Orthodox rabbi and made by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership - the JPFO. I love this organization, and feel very bad that Aaron Zelman, the head of it, just passed away recently. This video explains why the majority of Jews have favored being the victim. Just what the Nazis wanted; just what the progressive/socialist/Marxist/communists want them to be.
For God forbid they should see the light; that they are willingly being again, led to the slaughter; that they refuse to hear or embrace the truth, that the left is wrong. Even in the ancient Latin, "sinister" is left.
I have seen this video twice. I have sent it to my vacant-eyed Jewish friends, the socialists who believe in the OBAMESSIAH. Oh, how you have failed yourselves and your families and your religion, because you ignore the truth.
Her in-flight bar tab is quite impressive, too. And that's your and my tax money she's spending.
There are approximately 80 million gun owners in this country. Bringing in UN troops because of the small arms treaty is going to irritate the hell out of them.
What do you think. Time for some comments boys and girls.
Toll free to your corrupt congresscritter: 1-877-851-6437.
It's been shaky for years. Now in Obamaland, it will be sent for a death panel interview, and then the plug will be pulled, I heard today on the news, by 2037.
Baby boomers, this means you. Yes, you, with your house in foreclosure, with your children in school. All that money you paid in you will not see in your lifetime.
Kumbaya time is over.
It's time to join us old geezers for positive change - the emergence of our Constitutional Republic!
$1.99 for eggs?
$5.00 for a pound of butter?
Wal-Mart opened a supercenter locally. The prices are going up. I go there only if I have to, and I never buy anything made in China. That's becoming China's company store. Wait till Janet Napolitano's ugly mug starts encouraging us to spy on fellow shoppers. That's the day I leave permanently.
Bought some bbq chicken wings last night at the neighborhood market's deli. Price was the same, but for four wings less. In the smaller box, 10 instead of 12.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Bobbleheads take heed.
DRAFT RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT 2012!
(WWW.PRISONPLANET.COM HAS T-SHIRTS FOR YOU! WEAR THE "PAUL"!
DEMAND OF YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT THIS COMMUNIST SLIMEBAG PRODUCE HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE!
I listened to a few of his Youtubes this morning, and decided to try to find a harp and learn to play. I have not been cursed with arthritis, and I'll be darned...why NOT?
I remember taking piano lessons from Miss Listenden when I was five, and the carrot placed before me was the harp. Even then it was something I wanted to accomplish. Well, I practiced and I practiced, and there was never a hint of a harp. I guess I was 10 and I gave the piano up. (I shouldn't have.)
So here I am, a closet harpist without a harp.
I'm taking a trip to Craigslist, right now.
Note that the link above has been updated as of this month.
I got this disturbing email today from a Tea Party group here in the south, and I think it's important that you research it yourself and see what you can find although it originates from a reliable source.
If this is true, and the Chinese will set up communities here, they could be used for other things - perhaps to relieve us of our Constitutional rights under force. Call me paranoid. This is the United States of AMERICA. We are not Chinese. We are not Hispanic. The president has no right to bypass Congress or the Supreme Court in matters like these. Here is the email. I find it very worrisome.
Each and every one of our state governors has approved and allocated a certain amount of acres of their U.S. state land to be inhabited by Chinese communists --communists straight from China! They are to set up little towns and live here, supposedly for the purpose of producing Chinese products for sale in the U.S.A. The land the states are giving them for their little towns will be considered "foreign territory"!!! We are told that the laws of the state (in which these Chinese communists dwell) will apply to the communist Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ).
When you get to this website, be prepared by having enough paper to print 40 pages, listing all the FTZ's to be built over the whole United States! 257 of these FTZ's! It is absolute insanity!! How gullible are we??? The excuse given for creating communist towns all over our nation is that these Chinese people will produce products for sale in the United States, and the FTZ will eliminate overseas shipping costs of the products they create! A bizarre excuse!!! Can't we manufacture our own products anymore with American workers? How foolish are we to allow this??? Remember the hard-learned lesson taught to gullible people back in ancient times, when the Trojan Horse was built and they pulled it past their protective gates??? Do we Americans look THAT STUPID to the Chinese and to our Washington,D.C. leaders???
It will not mean jobs for Americans. All the help will be Chinese! Besides, it is to be classed as "foreign territory", remember! You won't know what is really going on inside the enclave. Is there any danger for Americans to allow this? What do you think?!!!
It is a known fact that China has been preparing for war against the United States! Many guns are pointed at us. Why should these FTZ's be allowed??? What is the real reason?? Is it that Washington, D.C. needs foreign help to disarm American citizens (who have privately-owned firearms) so that the federal administration can comply with Public Law 87-297, signed into law by J.F. Kennedy for "general and complete disarmament of the United States"? It is a law continually financed by Washington, D.C. That's the law that calls for us to have no more army, no more navy, and no more air force, all of which is to be transferred over on a permanent basis to the communist-dominated United Nations! That law also prohibits all firearms from being owned by American citizens!
Without firearms, there will be no more liberty, freedom, or justice in government. Guns are the main core of the check and balance system. Our nation's founders realized that firearms in the possession of the people are the indispensible safeguard upon which all of the other rights in the "Bill of Rights" depend! That's why the Second Amendment was meant to be honored, treasured, and preserved!
Some people are wondering if the American land in these FTZ's is being given as collateral for the huge debt we owe to China? Some people are asking: "Does China own us and is our land collateral in case we don't pay the debt?" China is allowing American businesses to get established in China as FTZ's. Americans must build the structures in China, and they must employ all Chinese people to do the work in what is built there. After a short amount of years, the Americans must vacate, leave the buildings and let the Chinese keep the technology and the active operation as on-going. What this amounts to is transferring American technology and management to communist China.
FTZ's are also known as SEZ's (Special Economic Zones) Please relay this information to all your friends. Someone has to answer for this on state and federal levels! What a set-up for sabotage, espionage, and a study on how to take over the whole United States in a war! Because the newspapers and other media are controlled, they will not be reporting on this unless there is a great public outcry. Remember when being a communist was a punishable crime in the U.S.A. My, how we have changed! Complete reversal. Best to take this information to local public officials as well as all your contacts. Please do not delay spreading this information. Check with Idaho Eagle Forum also for updates http://www.eagleforum.org/
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ... God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion; what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?” - Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
TAKE IT FROM UNCLE RAHM: NEVER WASTE A GOOD CRISIS, AND WE ARE IN CRISIS WITH THE OCCUPATION OF TSA.
And a great big thank you for the ones who stay home.
OBAMA'S REGIME: TOTALITARIANISM GOVERNMENT
ARE YOU HAPPY?
Security scanner blamed for woman's deathBy Arnon Regular
A 57-year-old Palestinian woman with a pacemaker died over the weekend, after passing through the scanning machine at the Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt. The woman, Fatima Mahmoud Abu Obeid, crossed over to Egypt along with her husband, and about half an hour later suddenly collapsed. She was taken by ambulance to a Rafah hospital on the Egyptian side where she was pronounced dead.
Palestinian sources blamed her death on the border scanning machine, described as a "U.S.-made advanced portal using millimeter wave holographic technology to screen passengers for weapons and explosives."
Military sources deny any link, saying that the machine has been tested and found not to harm those passing through it. Similar machines are also used at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
Abu Obeid reportedly did not tell the operators that she had a pacemaker, and the incident is being investigated. The sources also dismissed the idea that the millimeter waves were not the same level used for all other passengers. Palestinian operators last week closed the Rafah Crossing to protest the installation of the new machine; they claim it emits dangerous radioactive waves.
Monday, January 24, 2011
This is good news. Now let's pass it!
Why can't we make a mercury-free, non-toxic, energy efficient incandescent light? I mean, make it here. No Chinese garbage.
American jobs for American people!
OMG! And no job!
And he thought he'd waltz right into an elected position for "life".
He's no Leroy Brown.....
OCA'S LIES AND TIES TO THE GOVERNMENT - ORGANIC FOOD NOT ALWAYS WHAT YOU THINK IT IS - FROM FARM WARS
Sunday, January 23, 2011
FLORIDIANS: ONE OF OUR LEGISLATORS HAS DECIDED IT'S TIME FOR TEACHERS TO GRADE PARENTS. THIS IS A DANGEROUS INVASION OF PRIVACY...
If the teachers say you're a really bad parent, would it be a farfetched thought to imagine DCF to come in and take those children of yours?
Stop it now by calling your Florida legislators and our new Governor Rick Scott. And don't waste time.
These are YOUR children. They do not belong to the state.
MR. OBAMA, DUBYA BUSH: HAVE YOU SEEN THIS ARTICLE FROM USA TODAY ON CHINA'S MOBILE DEATH VANS? IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT FOR US?
Can we expect like in China, to have limits on our children? In China they take the extra child from the parents, kill it in front of them or take it for human vivisection.
Is this the one world government, globalist agenda that you are forcing upon us?
It isn't a matter of left or right. Our governments have turned to evil machines. I hope our new Congress can pull us out of the nosedive into hell.
And this is the country we owe our trillions of debt to, Mr. Obama?
Every time we purchase Chinese goods, we support the military/industrial slave labor of this vile barbaric government of Mr. Hu's, and you approve, Mr. Obama?
You smiled and no doubt clapped your appreciation, with your wife in Chinese red, Mr. Obama, while the music celebrated the death of our American soldiers (the jackals)? But what about the guests. Did they appreciate that song like the Chinese and you did?
This is the No. 1 song in China, Mr. Obama.
China's dumping our dollar for the Yuan and you allowed this? And Soros and Rockefeller love this as well?
Scum. Just scum.
This is disgusting.
By Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY
CHONGQING, China — Zhang Shiqiang, known as the Nine-Fingered Devil, first tasted justice at 13. His father caught him stealing and cut off one of Zhang's fingers.
Twenty-five years later, in 2004, Zhang met retribution once more, after his conviction for double murder and rape. He was one of the first people put to death in China's new fleet of mobile execution chambers.
The country that executed more than four times as many convicts as the rest of the world combined last year is slowly phasing out public executions by firing squad in favor of lethal injections. Unlike the United States and Singapore, the only two other countries where death is administered by injection, China metes out capital punishment from specially equipped "death vans" that shuttle from town to town.
Makers of the death vans say the vehicles and injections are a civilized alternative to the firing squad, ending the life of the condemned more quickly, clinically and safely. The switch from gunshots to injections is a sign that China "promotes human rights now," says Kang Zhongwen, who designed the Jinguan Automobile death van in which "Devil" Zhang took his final ride.
For years, foreign human rights groups have accused China of arbitrary executions and cruelty in its use of capital punishment. The exact number of convicts put to death is a state secret. Amnesty International estimates there were at least 1,770 executions in China in 2005 — vs. 60 in the United States, but the group says on its website that the toll could be as high as 8,000 prisoners.
The "majority are still by gunshot," says Liu Renwen, death penalty researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a think tank in Beijing. "But the use of injections has grown in recent years, and may have reached 40%."
China's critics contend that the transition from firing squads to injections in death vans facilitates an illegal trade in prisoners' organs.
Injections leave the whole body intact and require participation of doctors. Organs can "be extracted in a speedier and more effective way than if the prisoner is shot," says Mark Allison, East Asia researcher at Amnesty International in Hong Kong. "We have gathered strong evidence suggesting the involvement of (Chinese) police, courts and hospitals in the organ trade."
Executions in death vans are recorded on video and audio that is played live to local law enforcement authorities — a measure intended to ensure they are carried out legally.
China's refusal to give outsiders access to the bodies of executed prisoners has added to suspicions about what happens afterward: Corpses are typically driven to a crematorium and burned before relatives or independent witnesses can view them.
Chinese authorities are sensitive to allegations that they are complicit in the organ trade. In March, the Ministry of Health issued regulations explicitly banning the sale of organs and tightening approval standards for transplants.
Even so, Amnesty International said in a report in April that huge profits from the sale of prisoners' organs might be part of why China refuses to consider doing away with the death penalty.
"Given the high commercial value of organs, it is doubtful the new regulations will have an effect," Allison says.
Makers of death vans say they save money for poor localities that would otherwise have to pay to construct execution facilities in prisons or court buildings. The vans ensure that prisoners sentenced to death can be executed locally, closer to communities where they broke the law.
That "deters others from committing crime and has more impact" than executions carried out elsewhere, Kang says.
Jinguan — "Golden Champion" in Chinese — lies an hour's drive from Chongqing in southwestern China, below the green slopes of Cliff Mountain. Along with the death vans, the company also makes bulletproof limousines for the country's rich and armored trucks for banks. Jinguan's glossy death van brochure is printed in both Chinese and English.
From the outside, the vans resemble the police vehicles seen daily on China's roads. A look inside reveals their function.
"I'm most proud of the bed. It's very humane, like an ambulance," Kang says. He points to the power-driven metal stretcher that glides out at an incline. "It's too brutal to haul a person aboard," he says. "This makes it convenient for the criminal and the guards."
The lethal cocktail used in the injections is mixed only in Beijing, something that has prompted complaints from local courts.
"Some places can't afford the cost of sending a person to Beijing — perhaps $250 — plus $125 more for the drug," says Qiu Xingsheng, a former judge working as a lawyer in Chongqing. Death-by-gunshot requires "very little expense," he says.
Qiu has attended executions by firing squad where the kneeling prisoner is shot in the back of the head. The guards "ask the prisoner to open his mouth, so the bullet can pass out of the mouth and leave the face intact," he says.
In the United States, some death row inmates and death penalty opponents want the Supreme Court to declare lethal injections cruel and unusual. A recent lawsuit claimed inmates suffer excruciating pain during executions because they do not get enough anesthetic.
There is no such debate in China, which uses the same three-drug cocktail as the U.S. federal government and most U.S. states: sodium thiopental to make the condemned unconscious, pancuronium bromide to stop breathing, potassium chloride to stop the heart.
People's Daily and other state media describe the mix as a "non-virulent drug," bringing about "immediate clinical death while inflicting no physiological pain."
"It doesn't matter what method you use," Qiu says. "If someone is convicted of a capital crime, they should be executed."
Chinese prisoners condemned to death are not offered a choice of injection over gunshot, but Qiu and others suspect wealth and connections can buy the newer method.
"It is a real phenomenon that gangsters and corrupt officials are killed by injection more than gunshot, so their bodies are intact, and death is less painful," Liu says. "But I doubt it is government policy. These criminals are usually held in cities, where the injection is used. Common criminals are held in county-level facilities, where shooting is more common."
Tycoon Yuan Baojing was executed in March in a death van, in northeast China's Liaoyang city. He had been convicted of arranging the murder of a man trying to blackmail him for attempting to assassinate a business partner.
Sixty-eight different crimes — more than half non-violent offenses such as tax evasion and drug smuggling — are punishable by death in China. That means the death vans are likely to keep rolling.
"If we abolish the death penalty, then crime will grow," Kang says.